ProStarts in the America’s Cup World Series

Photo credit:  Chuck Lantz 

The ProStart is used and trusted by some of the best sailors in the world.  As you can see in the photos below, 7 of the 11 America’s Cup World Series teams are ProStart equipped.

Oracle Team USA, Spithill, currently leads the Series standings.  If you look closely in this photo, you’ll see that Spithill uses 2 ProStarts.

Emirates Team New Zealand also uses two ProStarts. They’re mounted on the middle support spar.

Skipper Loïck Peyron and Team Energy celebrate after winning the Venice Fleet Racing Championship.  Looking for the ProStart? A hint:  X marks the spot.

The other half of Oracle Team Racing, skippered by AC legend Russell Coutts, uses the device to absolutely nail their starts.  (Look for the ProStart on the forward beam.)

Here is a great shot of Artemis flying a hull.

Team Korea, skippered by 3x 49er World Champion Nathan Outteridge, also uses a ProStart.  Bottoms up, spectacularly.

Ben Ainsle Racing is the final team to use the device.

Used by the best.  Trusted by the best.  The Velocitek ProStart.


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